Removing Discrimination Against Students (And Teachers)

Liberty Victoria

Sex Discrimination Amendment (Removing Discrimination Against Students) Bill 2018 (Senator Wong’s Bill)

Liberty notes that the so-called religious exemptions amount to a preference or benefit for some religious groupings over others (including the growing numbers of the non-religious), which appears to contravene section 116 of the Constitution.

Insofar as the Bill removes the privilege to discriminate against students in their education at schools run by religious bodies it is whole-heartedly supported.

Insofar as the Bill fails to extinguish that privilege in relation to employment in such schools the Bill is inadequate and should be amended to remedy that deficiency.


Read more: 
Read more